Ebonyi police raid hoodlums camp, kill one in gun duel

The Ebonyi State Police Command has raided a camp suspected to belong to an armed gang of hoodlums in the state, killing one of them during a gun duel.

The Command Police Public Relations Officer, Chris Anyanwu, stated this in a statement, Friday night, in Abakaliki, the state capital.

According to him, personnel of the command stormed the camp located at Oriuzor village, in the Ezza North Local Government Area of the state, on Thursday, following a tip-off.

He alleged the camp was belonging to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and its security arm, the Eastern Security Network.

At about 14:35 hours of June 30, 2022, the tactical teams of Ebonyi State Police Command, led by SP Jerry Maigoroson, stormed the camp of suspected IPOB camp in the area.”

According to the PPRO, the arrested suspect is currently being interrogated to unravel the identity of the fleeing ones. 

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He noted that the camp was ransacked and destroyed, while some exhibits were recovered.

Among the recovered exhibits, the spokesperson said, including one cut-to-size AK47 rifle with a few rounds of live ammunition which was said to have been stolen during an attack on Ezza South Police Station some time ago.

Other exhibits include one locally-fabricated revolver pistol, expanded ammunition shells, one machete, assorted fetish-looking substances suspected to be charms, weeds suspected to be marijuana, customised IPOB/ESN cap, and red berets, five mobile phones belonging to the neutralised and fleeing suspects.

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